Earthworm is the first part of a four part nature centred series. Each audio story stands alone but if you listen to all four you will discover another story arc. In this short witty story the earthworm speaks out.
Length: 7 minutes.
Written by Tamsin Irwin
Read by Mark Philip Compton
Above: Mark Philip Compton
Tamsin Irwin, as sole author of play EARTHWORM, has asserted her moral rights in accordance with 77- 80 of the Copyright and Designs Act 1988.
Covid-19 has meant most of us are finding different ways to work. The cliché of the writer is that they simply like to be on their own – full-stop. I would argue that a writer is highly productive on his or her own with the prospect of human interaction on the horizon. None, is quite different. So, in response to self-isolation we – our theatrical ensemble – are bringing stories and monologues alive via 2020 technology and creative talent.
Our first audio work will be launched on Thursday evening at 8pm. I do hope you can join us here – on this website – to listen to my very first fairy tale, written this Spring and narrated by the outstanding Matthew Houlihan. Think of it as a First Night during Covid-19. Here’s your invite:
My latest script had its first reading this month. I finally identified the medium the true majority of the script belonged to, as I was torn between perfecting it as a performance piece and the spoken word. This particular series of monologues could work in both categories but I needed to fully commit to one for maximum impact. It was time to be brave. Jeremy Sheffer kindly facilitated this realisation through gentle and considered direction.
I am thankful for the talented cold-reading skills of Mark Philip Compton and Tori Louis. They allowed me to diagnose that I need to centre the script around interactions. I was allowed to sit back and observe the world of the script for the first time. I am now energized enough to redraft it for the New Year.